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PBS
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
entities. associating yourself with political causes is much more controversial than giving to the local hospital. >> ryssdal: conservative political causes have been in his blood for a long time. bopp got his start with the right-to-life movement in the 1970s. and he says he quickly learned an important lesson-- campaign finance laws were keeping conservative groups from getting their message out. >> so, to defend them and to make sure that they can be effective means opposing those laws. >> ryssdal: over the past 30 years, jim bopp has challenged more than 150 campaign finance laws. he's won some of the biggest cases in the country. >> campaign finance laws don't do anything for citizens, other than stifle and limit them. the average voter could care less who's, quote, "funding" a politician or... >> ryssdal: really? >> ...or a... of course. >> ryssdal: do you think people should care about where this money's coming from? >> generally no, because it's the message. you know, you either buy the argument or don't buy the argument. generally no, it doesn't matter. truth doesn't change beca
PBS
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm PDT
it only happens to the fighters. >> narrator: locals came out to buy bread from a bakery. in this city of over two million, thousands of people continue to live in what is a battlefield rather than flee to refugee camps in neighboring turkey. one man, who didn't want to reveal his identity, told us why he was risking his life. >> narrator: ghaith saw government aircraft, helicopters, and artillery shelling and bombing indiscriminately. >> we saw a small planflying very low, and it curved low into the area and dropped one bomb, in the corner of a house, far away from where the rebels are. it basically shows you how, you know, how they're missing the rebels but they are actually hitting the civilian targets. >> narrator: a local resident berated the rebel fighter for bringing the battle to his city. >> narrator: that night, an artillery shell destroyed a nearby house. >> i think the bombing is so nerve wracking, you get used to the kaboom, the whoosh and the explosion, there's different kinds of explosions. we get used to them. but then they fall on a house, then they fall on an apartmen
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
article about the race in tchicago reader, the local alternative paper in chicago, where one of obama's opponents, he says, "obama is viewed as the white man in blackface in our community." >> it got bad. it was real bad. a number of black nationalists in the african-american community, you know, made all sorts of allegations about barack being a tool of, you know, hyde park and the university of chicago, which are both code words for both whites and jews. >> narrator: bobby rush's strategy worked. on election day, the voters embraced the incumbent. obama knew what was going to happen. >> in the end, voters decided to stick with bobby rush by a huge, huge, huge margin. so it was a very bruising loss for him. >> narrator: obama lost by 30 points. >> it was the first time in his life where people didn't just really accept him immediately, where things didn't really go perfectly for him. >> narrator: the loss seemed like it might be the end of obama's political career. >> people who saw him afterward say he was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. the students won the local science fair which was a first for... for students from west philadelphia high school. from there, it just organically grew. >> here, put it over here. the mission of the evx team this year is to be serious competitors in the automotive x prize. the automotive x prize is a $10 million competition that's invited teams from around the world to develop viable vehicles that get over 100 miles per gallon. we're the only high school in the world that has thrown our hat in the ring. >> to all the other teams in the x prize competition, you are going to lose. >> you know, we tell kids you can do anything, and as adults we know that there are limits. but we started to feed into it-- "yeah, we can do anything." what's the purpose of the progressive automotive x prize? yes? justin? >> to cause people to go into competition so that they can create something new and better for the environment. >> excellent. so, we're building two cars. the significant points are they use alternative fuels, they get over 100 miles a gallon, and high school students built them and they're bein
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